PhD position in Computational Social Choice, Universiteit van Amsterdam

 

PhD position in Computational Social Choice
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
Faculty of Science
Universiteit van Amsterdam

https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2020/01/20-050-phd-position-in-computational-social-choice.html

[Due to the current situation with the corona virus outbreak, we have extended the application deadline to April 3. The whole application process, including interviews, will take place online. For the starting date, we will take the constraints announced in the job vacancy with some flexibility.]

Closing date: 3 April 2020
Level of education: Master’s degree
Hours: 38 hours per week
Salary indication: €2,325 to €2,972 gross per month
Vacancy number: 20-050

Are you looking for a PhD position where you can use your mathematical skills to improve how we make decisions, arrive at compromises, and aggregate information in a group? Are you excited about doing this kind of research in an interdisciplinary environment, in a team with smart and friendly colleagues? And are you interested in an academic career in Artificial Intelligence?

Then you may want to join us. We are looking for a PhD candidate in the field of computational social choice to join us in the COMSOC Group (https://staff.fnwi.uva.nl/u.endriss/group.php) at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC; http://www.illc.uva.nl/) in Amsterdam.

The research agenda of our group is dedicated to the design and analysis of methods for collective decision making. The research we do is both mathematical and conceptual in nature. We regularly publish in the leading conference proceedings and journals in AI, and we also emphasise interdisciplinarity and often reach out to other fields, notably Economics, Political Science, and Philosophy. Relevant keywords include decision theory, game theory, social choice theory, Al, multiagent systems, and knowledge representation.

Do you have questions about this vacancy? Or do you want to know more about our organisation? Please contact: Ronald de Haan <R.deHaan@uva.nl>